SACRAMENTO – California businesses are being left to carry the burden of the recent decision by the California Supreme Court and Assembly Bill 5, according to the president of the Civil Justice Association of California.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A suit filed in a federal court in California states cloud hosting and storage service Dropbox allegedly damaged investors because it made misleading statements during its initial public offering and caused artificially inflated prices.
SAN JOSE, California (Legal Newsline) — Eleven California residents have initiated a class action lawsuit against Apple alleging the company interfered with the operation and performance of their iPhones through operating system updates.
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion for summary adjudication in the case of a consumer who alleged there was a defective DPS6 transmission in his 2013 Ford Focus.
SACRAMENTO – A lawsuit was filed earlier this month by the California Chamber of Commerce against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in an effort to end the requirement for Proposition 65 warnings on acrylamide in food and beverages.
SACRAMENTO – As automakers across the state of California continue to get hammered with lemon lawsuits, a civil justice reform advocate points to the legal fees plaintiff attorneys are after as the reason for the growing wave of litigation.
TORRANCE – A jury ruled in favor of baby powder giant Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday in a lawsuit launched by a woman who claimed asbestos in cosmetic talc powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the lungs.
TORRANCE – A year after a jury deadlocked to no decision, closing arguments were made Monday in a new trial to decide if alleged asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder caused Carolyn Weirick to develop mesothelioma.
TORRANCE, Calif. – A pulmonary doctor specializing in lung diseases told a courtroom on Friday that plaintiff Carolyn Weirick’s mesothelioma was not caused by Johnson & Johnson baby powder, while Weirick’s attorneys portrayed him as a biased mercenary for major corporations that recklessly use asbestos in their products.
The attorney for plaintiff Carolyn Weirick sought last week to portray an expert witness for Johnson & Johnson as a highly paid industry spokesman and wrong in his testimony that there was no asbestos in the manufacturer's baby powder during a trial to decide if the product caused Weirick’s mesothelioma.
In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder allegedly laced with asbestos caused a woman’s mesothelioma, an expert witness for the company told a jury last week that there was no asbestos in the talc powder.
SACRAMENTO – A nationwide coalition of agricultural producers and business organizations representing a substantial segment of U.S. agriculture filed a motion on Sept.25 for a permanent summary judgment against the California Attorney General regarding the state’s cancer warning requirement for products containing glyphosate under California’s Proposition 65.
LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. last week denied summary judgment sought by Ford Motor Co. in multi-district litigation involving transmission issues with Focus and Fiesta models, but he will allow further hearing on the company's moves to exclude certain plaintiff expert witnesses.
TORRANCE – An expert witness for plaintiff Carolyn Weirick on Monday told attorneys that baby powder testing by the Food and Drug Administration was not sensitive enough to detect asbestos, while attorneys for Johnson & Johnson portrayed the witness as too dependent on a single source of information.
SACRAMENTO – The state of California can add to its already long list of growing economic problems as the Golden State was recently ranked 48th in the nation in a lawsuit climate survey, dropping two spots from a year ago.